These truly melt in your mouth. You can substitute almond, pistachio or cashew
butter and the corresponding nut for the peanut butter and chopped peanuts.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
7/8 cup (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
creamy peanut butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 cup firmly
packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
coarsely chopped peanuts
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set
In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter
and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
Add confectioners' sugar and brown sugar; beat on medium speed until
Beat in vanilla extract and egg.
With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in reserved flour mixture.
Fold in peanuts by hand.
Form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place balls, 2 inches apart, on baking
sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your lightly floured palm, flatten each
ball into a disk about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until edges are lightly
Let cookies cool slightly on baking sheet, then use a spatula to transfer
cookies to a wire rack; let cool completely.
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to one week.